A human body was found in a barrel next to a Harlem apartment after police received several complaints of a foul odor coming from one of the tenants.
The decaying corpse was found Saturday night stuffed inside a barrel at the apartment, according to police.
However, the Daily News reported that an emotionally disturbed man, who lived in the apartment with his grandmother, had been taken into custody.
The clothed body was stuffed inside a 55-gallon drum and has been identified as a female. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is not yet clear, and police are currently looking at a person of interest.
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Her identity has yet to be released.
According to the law enforcement source, the woman was planning on leaving her boyfriend to move to the Dominican Republic.
Her boyfriend is in custody at St. Lukes Hospital under psychiatric care. Police believe the woman may have been dead since Wednesday.